DIY Lemon Oil Dusting Spray

I need to apologize to my wood furniture. This one time, I made this awesome, nourishing, lemon and oil concoction. It made the wood happy, gave it a nice shine and left it with some much needed hydration. Then I used it all. And I didn’t make more. Why not? I blame my children. They were (adorable) babies, 26 months apart. I was tired effing exhausted. Dusting was not even on my list of things to do, so why would I need lemon oil dusting spray??? Truth is, I didn’t. LOL

Fast forward to today. I decided to make a new bottle and see if it encourages me to dust more this year. Bwahahaha—probably not gonna happen, but at least when I do, I can feel better about it. It took all of 5 minutes to make and the furniture was instantly happy. I’m a terrible furniture Mom. Obviously. But, as far as a home Mom, making this dusting liquid keeps a variety of propellants, film formers, and unidentified fragrance chemicals out of our house, so hopefully it all evens out.

dusting spray ingredients

This recipe will cost you about $2.50 per 16 ounce refill. I am probably going to experiment with some DIY lemon oil one of these days when I have some leftover lemons, so the price could drop if that works well. It should be a similar process to making Citrus Vinegar….I’ll keep you posted when this happens. :)

lemon oil dusting liquidTHE RECIPE: Lemon Oil Dusting Spray
Makes 16 ounces

1 Tbs lemon essential oil
1.5 Tbs rubbing alcohol
4.5 Tbs gentle dish soap
3 ounces olive oil
10 ounces water

1. Pour all ingredients into a 16 ounce spray bottle. Shake to mix before use. Separation is normal–it’s oil and water. They seriously hate each other. :)

2. Spray onto a dust cloth and get busy.

If I need a little more aggressive cleaning due to sticky little fingers, I will spray it directly onto the offensive area and rub it off. So, basically, that’s what I do at least half the time.

Lemon essential oil


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